Indian-spiced chicken soup: Mulligatawny

Mulligatawny by Lucy Mer...more

Spicy Lime Grilled Shrimp

I love limes.  LOVE them.They just scream summer!...more

Marinated Chicken with Pickled Red Onions

  Sunday Dinner, May 22, 2011with recipes.......more

Smoky Spicy Salsa

A SPICY Solution For Your Bushels of Berries

It’s officially strawberry season in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our farmers markets are full of fresh ruby-hued orbs and strawberry desserts adorn local restaurant dessert menus. This time of year my family can’t seem to eat enough berries to satisfy; trips to the strawberry farm are part of daily chatter. ...more

Super Cheesy Black Bean Soup Dip- Happy Cinco De Mayo!

A Korean Stew to Soothe Any Cold (Jaden Hair's Spicy Korean Tofu Stew)

At Food Blog Forum Orlando last weekend I won an amazing prize: Jaden Hair‘s The Steamy Kitchen: 101 Asian Recipes Simple Enough for Tonight’s Dinner. When I got home my little J came down with a fever and cough. My own followed. I wasn’t in the mood to cook, let alone sample new dishes. Or at least I thought I wasn’t. ...more

Jamaican Pork Tenderloin

Last week when I made the pork tenderloin for St. Pat's Day I defrosted the whole package, which always includes 2 tenderloins. I browned them both off but wrapped the extra one in foil and put it in the freezer. Since I am trying to clean out the freezer to get ready for BBQ season it is time to bake it off. I will make another fav of ours only because I have all the ingredients on hand.I probably could have baked this pork with over a dozen sauces but I guess I was in the mood for something sweet and spicy so.............more

Chinese Szechuan Spicy Fish Soup

Last week, my husband treated me to dinner at a Szechuan (also known as Sichuan or Szechwan) restaurant in New York City called Wu Liang Ye, that serves authentic Szechuan cuisine. In the town that I live in, there are no authentically Chinese restaurants, let alone Szechuan. For anyone who is familiar with Szechuan cuisine, you know what I'm talking about when I tell you that Szechuan food is spicy hot and bold in flavor, leaving your mouth tingling with the after effects of Szechuan peppercorns lingering on your tongue....more

Hot Chocolate Cake: All Meanings Realized

I’ve been making this Hot Chocolate Cake for years but only recently noticed the ambiguous title. Then, I also noticed that all possible meanings are borne out. How fun! ...more